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  • Panel Data Analysis Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act 

    Sullere, Shivang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
    The proposed study seeks to evaluate the merits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the “stimulus”) against its trifold objectives of: (a) creation of new jobs and protection of ...
  • The Effect of Inequality on Satisfaction 

    Klucik, Veronica; Nambiar, Varun; Delgado, Juan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    This paper seeks to find a relationship between satisfaction and inequality. By performing a cross country analysis on 112 countries this paper found a statistically significant positive relationship. Most past studies ...
  • Regression Analysis of Electrical Energy Consumption with Cross-Country data 

    Xiang, Jun; Liu, Ziyu; Kim, Youngjun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    This paper performs a cross-country analysis in order to reveal the relationship among energy consumption, country GDP, country energy net export and country population in developing and developed countries. After performing ...
  • Economic Growth & Income Inequality: A revised cross-sectional econometric analysis of the global impact of income inequality on economic growth around the world 

    Hunter, Anna; Martinez, Wendy; Patel, Ulcka (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    After decades of investigation there is an abundance of research dedicated to the relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The research emphasizes the relationship primarily for developed countries with ...
  • The Effect of Income Inequality on Crime 

    Li, Su; McAfee, Caty; Phadke, Gaurav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    Empirical research on the relationship between income inequality and of robbery and property theft. Our focus upon this literature lies within the visible manifestation of inequality with regards to the use of the Gini ...
  • Crime Index VS. Average Years of Education 

    Rathie, Meghan; Sipos, Ilinca; Ahuja, Avi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    The relationship between a country’s crime index and education level is an important thing for policy makers to study because it can help make a city or country a safer place for the citizens. There are other variables ...
  • A Regression Analysis of College Tuition and Mean Income 

    Johnson, William; Lax, Kristin; Mitnick, Connor (2016-04)
    Studies spanning the second half of the 20th century have indicated that the more an university costs to attend, the greater return on investment in the form of eventual earnings. However, the current educational market ...
  • A CrossCountry Analysis: the Effect of Income, Life Expectancy, and Education on the Human Development Index 

    Grzech, Alexa; Patel, Kanhai; Walker, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    Although the Human Development Index (HDI) has garnered criticism for its simplistic weighting scheme, the nationallyrecognized index is still used by governments to determine the effectiveness of policy decisions. This ...
  • Impact of Household Income on Standardized Test Scores 

    Sheu, Leilan; Dada, Sara (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    The influence of socioeconomic factors on standardized test scores has been long debated and studied. This paper examines the relationship between family income and state-mandated achievement test scores for students in ...
  • Economic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Infant Mortality: A cross-country investigation 

    Liu, Yang; Chen, Yiwen; Wang, Di (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    Infant mortality rate has been gaining greater importance in recent years as an indicator of population wellness. In previous studies, infant mortality rate is often found to be higher in countries with lower income and ...
  • Analyzing the Impact of Immigration on Unemployment in European Union Member States, Norway, and Iceland 

    Ortiz, Johanna; Grimée, Juliane; Prichard, Taylor (2015-11)
    This paper analyzes the impact immigration has on unemployment in European Union member states, excluding Bulgaria, and Norway and Iceland in both 2005/2006 and 2011/2012. Given the importance of the current Syrian refugee ...
  • Income Inequality and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Baden, Daniel; Holliday, Daniel; Medhekar, Rohan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    This study seeks to find a relationship between economic growth and income inequality. Past studies remain divided about this subject, where some find there to be a positive relationship and others support a negative ...
  • Impact of Household Income on Poverty Levels 

    Strothmann, Annie; Marsh, Anne; Brown, Samuel (2015-11)
    The relationship between poverty and household income is an important political topic concerning a country's economy. This study tests the commonly held theory that poverty and household income are negatively correlated. ...
  • The Relationship Between Mathematical Performance and GDP per Capita 

    DiCorrado, Eric; Kelly, Kayla; Wright, Malcolm (2015-11)
    It is a commonly held belief that a country’s scholastic performance in STEM related subjects is indicative of a country’s future economic standing. This paper is intended to present a quantitative analysis on the subject ...
  • Cross Sectional Analysis of Financial Development on Economic Growth 

    Carmack, Jeremy; Krishnam, Hari; Zhou, Haidan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    Substantial amount of recent theoretical and empirical work is focused on the role that financial market plays in economic growth. This paper provides a crosssectional review on the relationship of financial development ...
  • The Effect of Minimum Wage on Poverty 

    Ramirez, Carlos; Pensa, Robert; Mogensen, Asgeir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    Minimum wage is a topic gaining lots of attention by policymakers in Washington. Additionally, the poverty rate in the U.S. is almost 15% with over 47 million Americans living in poverty. That said, would increasing the ...
  • The Impact of Education on Poverty 

    Balamurali, Aditya; Janflone, Jordan; Zhu, Ed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    The effects of education on poverty has often been discussed and analyzed by economic researchers. This paper aims to do the same, researching the education-poverty relationship. In this paper, we create a regression model ...
  • The Correlation Between Minimum Wage and Youth Unemployment: A Cross Country Analysis 

    Griffith, Watson; Paull, Kathryn; Smith, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
    In this paper, we are exploring the correlation of minimum wage with youth unemployment across 25 OECD countries. We chose to focus on youth unemployment as opposed to overall unemployment for multiple reasons. One reason ...
  • Firm-level human capital and innovation: evidence from China 

    Sun, Xiuli (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-27)
    This thesis examines firm innovation in China from firm-level human capital per- spective since resource-based theory and upper echelon theory reveal that the reason why firms vary in performance is that they differ in ...
  • Environmental regulation and firm behavior 

    Galloway, Emily E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-23)
    In three essays, the relationship between environmental regulation and firm behavior is explored. First, firms are found to influence the price in a regulatory market for emissions permits by exercising market power within ...

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